Your Immune System and Chiropractic

immune systemA patient with a cold may call our office to cancel an appointment because they don’t want to “share the love” so to speak. We encourage our patients to come in anyway to feel better quicker. Here’s why.

The Link Between The Immune System and The Nervous System

The nervous system and the immune system are linked together by design.  When the nervous system detects damage or infection for example, it uses the immune system to heal and repair the body.  A weak and sluggish nervous system has trouble communicating with the immune system, leaving the door open for sickness and potentially long-term illness.

Chiropractic & The Nervous System

Chiropractors adjust the spine to reduce nerve interference.  Nerve interference is called a subluxation and is usually caused by one (or a combination) of physical trauma, stress or food and environmental toxins.  Chiropractic treatments focus on removing nerve interference, allowing the nervous system to function at its full capability.

Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to regulate the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves to name a few key components) controls almost every other system, serving as the method of “communication” from our brain to our body. When this communication system is not functioning properly, the body suffers negative effects.  This is why patients often find other issues resolving when treating a specific complaint – increased nerve system function.

 

Does Chiropractic Really Help Boost Immunity?

Research shows again and again the link between chiropractic adjustments and a healthy, strong immune system.

  • 200% increased immunity in those who received regular chiropractic adjustments for 5 years over those who did not.
  • 48% CD4 cell boost in HIV positive patients. CD4 cells are the ones attacked in a person with HIV.

If you have any questions about our chiropractic treatments and your immune system or wish to make an appointment, complete this contact us form and we’ll contact you. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to help you!